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  • Commission cuts backup time with SAN

    After running out of disk space on its Windows 2000 servers, the Australian Tourist Commission (ATC) realised it had outgrown its direct-attached storage environment and needed to implement a storage area network (SAN).

    04 July 03 10:55 Written by Sandra Rossi
  • Oracle extends PeopleSoft tender offer

    Oracle Corp. has given PeopleSoft Inc. shareholders an extra 11 days to accept its offer to acquire all common stock of PeopleSoft, and announced that the holders of one in nine shares have so far accepted the deal. The deadline to accept the tender offer is now midnight Eastern time on July 18, Oracle announced Thursday.

    04 July 03 10:34 Written by Peter Sayer
  • Soviet technology legacy draws offshore work

    The U.S. IT industry is tapping into the technological prowess of the former Soviet Union, which is emerging as a research and development center for software and telecommunications firms, a new report by Aberdeen Group Inc. has found.

    04 July 03 08:15 Written by Patrick Thibodeau
  • Actional, Systinet forge Web services partnership

    Actional Corp. and Systinet Corp., two Web services software companies that on the surface may appear to be competitors, will announce a partnership on Tuesday.

    04 July 03 08:11 Written by Paul Krill
  • Systems tools chase modeling mind-set

    In an age of heightened demand for access to real-time business data, systems management vendors are forging BAM (business activity monitoring)-based modeling capabilities to streamline executive decision-making.

    04 July 03 08:08 Written by Ephraim Schwartz
  • Avaya hires IBM for business transformation project

    Avaya Inc. wants to simplify and enhance the way it interacts with customers and partners. To accomplish that, it has launched a business transformation project to standardize and streamline its core operations globally.

    04 July 03 08:06 Written by Juan Carlos Perez
  • Netgear ups the switching ante in the SMB market

    Netgear Inc. next week is expected to jump into the Layer 3 Gigabit switch market with a 24-port box that can act as a hardware-based LAN router for small and midsize nets.

    04 July 03 08:05 Written by Phil Hochmuth
  • Sources say IBM to drop Windows-based storage

    IBM Corp. plans to discontinue its line of Windows-based network-attached storage (NAS) devices in order to focus on higher-end products, including an upcoming file server that will run Linux, sources said this week.

    04 July 03 08:03 Written by Lucas Mearian
  • Crypto is key to data control

    Whitfield Diffie, chief security officer at Sun Microsystems, likes to dole out his first tenet of IT security, and it’s one that one no one should forget.

    04 July 03 08:01 Written by Chris Conrath
  • Siebel joins chorus of software earnings warnings

    Citing purchasing delays, software vendors Siebel Systems Inc., webMethods Inc. and Documentum Inc. have issued warnings of lower-than-forecast revenue in their recently ended quarters.

    04 July 03 07:56 Written by Stacy Cowley
  • Hackers' challenge Web site goes dark

    One day after news broke about an online contest for malicious hackers, the Web site set up for the contest is offline and security experts are casting doubt on the severity of the threat posed by the contest.

    04 July 03 07:48 Written by Paul Roberts
  • Elf works on content delivery

    An Australian startup has created a content management system it says is developer-friendly and offers more flexibility than competing products.

    03 July 03 16:49 Written by Steven Deare
  • Kiwibank to get VoIP phones

    Kiwibank is in the process of converting its contact centre to voice over IP technology, which Wellington-based manager Chris Sturgeon says will provide “endless opportunity” for new functionality.

    03 July 03 14:48 Written by Anthony Doesburg
  • Commercial bandwidth exchange opens in Melbourne

    Australian Telecoms Exchange (ATX) has launched what it claims is Australia's only commercial bandwidth exchange with the capacity to connect all major telecommunication carriers and service providers in Australia.

    03 July 03 13:59 Written by Computerworld Staff
  • SAGE-Au broadens conference agenda

    Members will get a custom-made program at this year's annual System Administrator's Guild of Australia (SAGE-Au) conference in Hobart next month.

    03 July 03 10:47 Written by Rodney Gedda
  • Globus Project claims milestone with upgraded toolkit

    Claiming a milestone in the advance of grid computing, the Globus Project on Tuesday released the Globus Toolkit 3.0 (GT3), which aims to let users to share computing power, databases and other tools securely online.

    03 July 03 08:32 Written by Scarlet Pruitt
  • Instant message to corporates: coming ready or not

    Users already know what IT managers are just learning -- instant messaging is being widely installed inside companies whether corporate policy allows for it or not.

    03 July 03 08:18 Written by Paul Brislen
  • Microsoft revamps ID management offering

    Microsoft Corp. finally placed a definitive stake in the lucrative identity management market Wednesday by unveiling a revamped version of its Meta Directory product, dubbed Microsoft Identity Integration Server 2003.

    03 July 03 08:14 Written by Brian Fonseca and Paul Roberts
  • PeopleSoft users welcome legal delays in Oracle takeover bid

    The legal roadblocks that Oracle Corp. must overcome before it can proceed with its proposed hostile bid for PeopleSoft Inc. could mean months of uncertainty for users of both companies' products.

    03 July 03 08:14 Written by Marc L. Songini
  • Demand for 3rd Party ERP Support Soars

    Widespread shift to more cost-effective, third party support models for Oracle and SAP platforms signals the end of ‘one-stop-shop’ vendor solutions

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